People at Oswald's and St. Sebastian's Parish

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Fr. Liam Collister

Parish Priest

Born in Anfield, Fr. Liam was educated at All Saints infants and juniors, before attending De La Salle Secondary school and Saint Francis Xavier’s VI Form College. He attended Saint Cuthbert’s seminary, Ushaw, and completed his studies for the priesthood at Saint Marie’s Seminary, Oscott, before being ordained at St. Matthew’s Church, Clubmoor in 2012. Fr. Liam has a varied ministry, including Assistant Priest at the Metropolitan Cathedral, On-call Chaplain to The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals, Assistant Priest at St. Julie and St. Theresa (St Helens), and Parish Priest at Our Lady of Walsingham (Netherton). Fr. Liam joined the St. Oswald and St. Sebastian’s Parish Communities in March 2020.


Deacon John Power

Deacon and Chaplain

John is married with two grown up children and two dogs! Milo and Meg, you have probably seen him being dragged around the streets of the parish on most days. Prior to being ordained as deacon, John was a secondary school teacher and studied for the diaconate at Hinsley Hall in Leeds. 

He was born in Bootle and attended the Salesian School there. John has degrees in Information Technology and Education. He has been a volunteer with the Catholic Chaplaincy at Broadgreen hospital and Sacristan at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt.